Striker Blackwood expected to return to QPR

Newport County manager John Sheridan has told the South Wales Argus that Tyler Blackwood is likely to return to QPR.

The 24-year-old striker, who joined Rangers in the summer, was signed on loan by Terry Butcher before the ex-England defender was replaced by Sheridan.

Blackwood has barely featured under the new Exiles boss, who said: “I’ve spoken to Les Ferdinand at QPR regarding Tyler. Obviously he’s not getting a lot of football.

“He came in under the previous manager and he’s a young kid and he’s not figuring too much.

“He’s in a hotel and on his own a lot and I’ve spoken to Tyler about the situation, and Les Ferdinand, and we’ll make a decision. But it does look like Tyler will be going back to QPR.”

Meanwhile, Ferdinand has declared that head coach Chris Ramsey “has to step his game up” following Rangers’ troubled start to the season.